Jordan Calls It Quits
* Goodbye, Michael.
Michael Jordan, perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, played his last game on Wednesday in Philadelphia.
How good was Jordan? Think about this: He played in 1,072 games (most of those for the Chicago Bulls). He scored 32,292 points. His average of 30.1 points per game is the best in NBA history. His teams won six NBA titles.
Jordan has retired before, twice to be exact, but now that he's 40 it seems that he has retired for good after two seasons with the Washington Wizards.
Basketball, he said Wednesday night, "has been like my best friend. Sometimes you've got to grow up and move away from your best friend."
Taking Care of Animals
* It's a nice thought to pick up an injured wild baby animal and take it for help.
But it's not a good idea, says Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The animals may seem like they've been abandoned. But their parents are often waiting nearby and are better able to help than humans.
Also, some animals may look hurt when they're not. When people pick them up, the animals can become very nervous and unhappy.
The Royal Society, which looks out for animals in Britain, treated more than 100 fox cubs brought in by well-meaning people last year.
"Baby animals are best left alone," said Tim Thomas, a scientist for the society. This is especially true for wild animals.
If you're not sure whether an animal is truly injured and needs help, call the local humane society or animal shelter and ask a professional to take a look.
'Holes' in Your Future?
* Going to the movies this weekend?
Then you'll want to see the reviews of "Holes," based on the hugely popular book by Louis Sachar. See what the critics say in Weekend and in Style.
-- From staff and wire reports